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Thread: Will you help Twink to keep her home?

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    Default Will you help Twink to keep her home?

    The government has chained Irish taxpayers to the oars of the Good Ship Nama, where they and their children are destined to row day and night for a decade or more to maintain the bank bondholders in the style to which they are accustomed. Those not strong enough to row face exile.

    Now Eamonn Ryan and others are floating the idea of a bailout for distressed private property owners.

    Kathleen Barrington wonders if Twink will be next in line for salvation?

    The actor has said that she is ‘‘actively working on a solution’’ after Bank of Scotland (Ireland) earlier this month lodged an application to repossess her family home.

    ‘‘Unfortunately, I find myself in this current situation - no different to half of the country that have lost their jobs or, like me, are single parents - trying to pay my mortgage, bills and raise two children on my own,” Twink said in a statement.

    Except that she is not quite in the same position as half the country. She lives in a 300-yea rold Georgian mansion in the south Dublin suburb of Knocklyon, for which she and her former husband, David Agnew, are estimated to have paid almost €1million, while spending a further €390,000 on renovations.[...]

    Is it fair to ask an ordinary taxpayer on the average industrial wage to pay for (say)Twink’s mansion with his/her taxes?
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    How old are her kids?
    Every one sees what you appear to be, few really know what you are, and those few dare not oppose themselves to the opinion of the many, who have the majesty of the state to defend them.

    - Niccolò Machiavelli

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobert View Post
    How old are her kids?
    Her eldest is in a music group (Celtic Woman) that has sold 50 million records... so I'm sure they can work something out.

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    Wishing that a newborn child ("bastard") would "rot in hell" would disqualify her from my sympathy list.

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    I think she should downsize

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nodin View Post
    Wishing that a newborn child ("bastard") would "rot in hell" would disqualify her from my sympathy list.
    I'm zipping up my wallet rather quickly ......

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurocitizan View Post
    I think she should downsize
    Now now - there is no need to get personal.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerrynorth View Post
    Now now - there is no need to get personal.....

    +1

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    Anybody names of any Caravan outlets ?

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    Time for Twink to learn to like eating Twinkies

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